North Preston’s Finest, a term you hear a lot, but there is no evidence a gang of that name exists.
We need writers. We have money to spend. What are you waiting for?
An anonymous Chronicle Herald reporter does a story on prison conditions and high long distance charges prisoners face without talking to anybody except the Department of Justice spokesperson.
We talk with Justin Brake about the serious criminal charges he faces. Brake was the only journalist to report from the indigenous-led occupation of Nalcor property in protest of the Muskrat Falls development. “This is is more than an attack on my right to be a journalist, this is an attack on all journalists everywhere.”
Justin Brake, the fearless Newfoundland and Labrador journalist for the TheIndependent.ca is facing jail for reporting on an occupation of Nalcor buildings at Muskrat Falls by indigenous people. Everybody should care, and Nova Scotians doubly so, because through the Maritime Link these things are a lot closer than they appear.
Stereotypes, ignorance and bias are very much part of the way many of Nova Scotia’s reporters tell the stories of African Nova Scotians, Mi’kmaq people and immigrants. By and large that was the consensus that emerged during a well-attended panel discussion at the University of King’s College last Friday.
Mary Campbell, an independent journalist in Cape Breton, is getting the silent treatment from the person in charge of media relations at CBRM because she is not happy about Campbell’s reporting. Not only is the criticism unwarranted, Campbell suggests, it also makes it difficult for her to do her job. Who is to say what is and isn’t balanced reporting?
One year ago today we posted our first story on the Nova Scotia Advocate. A look back, and some exciting (we think) announcements to kick off year number two.
Our 15 most-read stories in 2016.
Delighted and proud to issue the Nova Scotia Advocate’s first call for (paid) submissions. We’ve been paying some of our writers for a while, now we want to do even more. Read this post for all the specs. And many thanks to all our generous readers who donated and made this possible. Paywalls aren’t an option for us, since so many of our readers are poor. Great to see people recognize that and come through big time.